Entries Tagged as U.S. - New Jersey

Treehouse B&B

Pressed for time, Mary and a friend celebrated National Bike Travel Weekend anyway with a quick trip to a friend’s treehouse, the “Treehouse B&B.”

New Jersey: A Springtime Bike Overnight in the Pines

 

Blue skies greeted us on this scenic, out-and-back bike overnight from Batsto Village, NJ to New Jersey's Parvin State Park.

A New Year's Bike Overnight

We turned our annual New Year's Day ride into an overnighter. Belleplain State Forest to Cape May, NJ to East Point Light House, and back to BellePlain. 80 miles and a great start to 2016.

Farms, Fields and Ferraris Three August days and two nights by bicycle on the rural east end of Long Island, New York.

Every year we take turns planning our great summer bike touring adventure. This year it was Ken's turn and he hatched a plan to ride on the east end of Long Island, New York for three days. During planning, Ken was surprised to find that most of the east end of Long Island is really quite rural, with farms, fields and yes, Ferraris.

A Winery Campout in Central New Jersey

One of the best things about living in New York City is our extensive regional rail system. Ever since I was in high school in the early nineties, I've been using commuter rail to get me to all kinds of great places to bike. When people think of New York, they imagine skyscrapers ... an endless cityscape. But the Big Apple offers a lot more, particularly for cyclists. Hourly service on one of the region's three commuter rail systems can often place you in a very quiet, bucolic setting -- perfect for riding -- in just an hour or two.

A Spring Single-Speed Overnight

This year, I decided to make my first yearly trek out to the Sterling Forest, for my traditional first campout of the spring, happen by bike rather than motorized vehicle. I have a single speed mountain bike race coming up in two weeks, so the more hours I can spend on the bike the better. I would ride my single speed from Hackensack to my secret spot in the woods in Sloatsburg, New York.

Passing High Point : A Three-Day Ride from Philadelphia to Port Jervis

For many cyclists in the Northeast, there was no off-season this year. With the mildest winter in over a decade, we simply had no reason to stop riding. These unusual climatic conditions coincided with the final spring break of my college years, leading me to escape the urban confines of Philadelphia and seek tranquility (maybe even some guidance), cycling along the Delaware River. My friend Arthur joined me for the roughly 150-mile journey north.